For a while my eyes lingered on the words and then my thoughts began to wander.It seems to me like the church has gone on to pursue so many others things, things they consider more important than helping the needy and showing love to their neighbors. most churches are more concerned about the structure than in the content. The appearance of a church seems to be a lot more important than anything else these days.
From one building project to another,
institutions are being built, most of which the church members who contributed immensely towards, have no means of attending because the fees are too high.
some pastors are billionaires, while their congregation is teeming with, homeless, haggard, starving people. They would rather surround themselves with body guards and drive around with envoys in some of the world’s most expensive cars, rather than help the orphans and widows! Pity!!
The church as it seems has forgotten the instructions in psalm 9, the needy have been forgotten.
One day a woman who was stranded and needed somewhere to sleep, walked into one church I know, with her luggage, after a long plea with the officials, she was greeted with a resounding “no!!! people are not allowed to sleep within the church premises” by one of the churchs’ top official. She was sent out of the church, to go and find somewhere else to lay her head. I wonder, “where”.
It’s really really sad, the Early church enjoyed the presence of the Holy spirit because they were in “one accord” resources where brought together and shared equally.
Someone might be tempted to say “can’t they go and get a job, people who are fending for themselves, do they have two heads”? But the Bible says the needy will always be among you. Even in the most developed countries some parts of the streets are littered with homeless and hungry people. We may not be able to do much, but little acts of kindness can make all the difference.
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Also, 1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.